Anyone who knew Mary knows what a strong survivor she was, almost invincible some would say. She lived a long life battling illnesses that eventually led to her passing, but it wasn’t without a fight. Perhaps that’s why it’s taken so long to put words together to honor the memory of such a beautiful lady, simply because we never expected her to be gone.
Mary Lousie (Taylor) Reamer passed away peacefully in her sleep in her nursing home in Anne Arundel County on July 29th 2020 of natural causes. Born August 27th 1933 in Greenville, Florida, she completed the Taylor family as the youngest daughter of the late George Washington Taylor & Ruth Alice (Curry) Kirkland. Throughout her life, she held several forms of employment, grocery store clerk, carpet seamstress for the White House, and manager of an entertainment establishment. However, by far her most fulfilling role was “motherhood” where she raised 5 children through life's ups and downs. Having come from a family of “5” herself, she brought 5 children into the world, Linda Smith (deceased), Clifton McNabb Jr., Pamela Wendland, Emery McNabb (deceased) and James McNabb. Those children brought her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great-great grandchildren. She was the last of her 5 siblings to pass and now joins them and her loved ones gone before her in heavenly peace.
Mary was best known for her vivacious humor, southern sassy charm and she loved her family beyond measure, especially her husband, Marvin Reamer who passed years before her. Their love was undeniably strong and they both lived their life, each and everyday for each other. Although Mary continued to live a full life after Marvin’s passing, she missed him deeply. There is no doubt that they are together now in the afterlife taking care of each other the way they always did.
There are so many blessings we’ve had and many valuable lessons learned from this feisty redheaded survivor who spoke her mind and wasn’t afraid to tell you how to speak yours! After battling COVID-19, the family had the opportunity to visit her outside the nursing home shortly before her passing and she left us a bit of advice that I know meant the world to her. Pulling away, blowing kisses to each other as we always would, she said so clearly, “thank you all for coming, be careful, and enjoy each other while you can”. Those words were so clear and came from her heart and should remain with all of you whose lives she touched.
“ Enjoy each other while you can” , tomorrow is never promised and each day with your loved ones is a blessing.